Zagers said Saba has always been known as an island with people who are conscious about the environment.
SABA–The Island Council on Thursday, October 22, unanimously approved the Island Ordinance to ban single-use plastic from Saba. Businesses are given a chance to seek alternatives before the ordinance goes into effect, starting January 1, 2021, with a ban on plastic bags, followed by the prohibition of other plastic single-use articles in the months thereafter. Verder lezen →
The impact caused her car to turn over and left Lynch with multiple injuries that had long-term consequences and required rehabilitation.
UTRECHT–The victim of the May 4, 2019, severe car crash on St. Maarten’s Little Bay Road and her lawyer are satisfied with the ruling of the Military Court in the case of Dutch Marine Arnout O., who caused the accident while under the influence of alcohol. Verder lezen →
De Royal Haskoning DHV in Amersfoort gaat SXM airport ondersteunen
AIRPORT–Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) has announced that the contract management and technical supervision services for its operating company PJIAE’s Airport Terminal Reconstruction Project has been awarded to Royal Haskoning DHV, parent company of Netherlands Airport Consultants NACO. Verder lezen →
PHILIPSBURG–Abolishing income and profit taxes and the introducing “a small transaction tax” is one of several proposals to bolster the economy that Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications (TEATT) Ludmila de Weever presented to Members of Parliament (MPs) during an urgent meeting on Wednesday. Verder lezen →
State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops | Nu.cw
THE HAGUE–Dutch State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops last week asked St. Maarten Finance Minister Ardwell Irion to cease the procedure of floating a NAf. 75 million bond on the local capital market to raise funds to cover government’s operational costs. Verder lezen →
National Parks Bonaire Foundation STINAPA giving Princess Beatrix a tour of Washington Slagbaai National Park during visit to Bonaire in 2018 | Kerenza Rannou.
BONAIRE–Nature organisations in the Dutch Caribbean play a critical role in managing the islands’ natural resources but may not survive the COVID-19 crisis, warned Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) in a recent memo to its patroness, Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands. Verder lezen →
Medical staff carrying COVID-19 tests at the drive-through testing site.
ST. EUSTATIUS–A total of 82 persons in St. Eustatius took the opportunity to check their COVID-19 status at a drive-through testing held at the Governor’s Mansion on Van Tonningenweg on Saturday, October 17, and Sunday, October 18. Verder lezen →
With an expert committee with the attorney-general, the head of the security and intelligence service NVA and the director of the Central Accounting Service, the BIA can start on November 1 with the appointment of a director and staff.
ORANJESTAD–Aruba is well on its way to establishing a broad integrity programme, the first step being the creation of the Bureau Integrity Aruba (BIA) which will take off per November 1. Due to financial constraints, the Integrity Chamber will be set up at a later date. Verder lezen →
Government Commissioner Marnix van Rij (left) speaking to members of the public.
ST. EUSTATIUS–With the fourteenth Emergency Ordinance expiring on Friday, October 16, Government Commissioner Marnix van Rij said the Statia government had held a meeting with the COVID-19 crisis team on Monday and on Wednesday Deputy Government Commissioner Alida Francis met with school leaders based on the situation with the most recent COVID-19 positive case. Verder lezen →
All noted that their cries to management have fallen on deaf ears, leaving them hopeless in remedying this situation.
PHILIPSBURG–Rouge Et Noir Casino workers continue to voice their frustrations with the unfair treatment they have to endure. Some of them sat with The Daily Herald recently to share their current struggles with management of the casino. Verder lezen →
She said government continues to work with former partners of the Netherland Antilles, Aruba, and Curaçao and with the Netherlands in an attempt to achieve the very best version of St. Maarten.
PHILIPSBURG–St. Maarten’s constitution is under fire, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs declared as she alluded to the “tensions” that currently exist between St. Maarten and the Kingdom government, during her address on Monday to mark the tenth anniversary of country status for St. Maarten. Verder lezen →
Prosecutor: Intelligence gleaned by police indicates that P. has ties to No Limit Soldiers (NLS) member Urvin “Nuto” Wawoe and may have been working for him as a hitman.
PHILIPSBURG–S.A.T.P. (29) is facing life imprisonment for his alleged involvement in four contract killings between June 2018 and January 2020. In total, he has been charged with manslaughter, gun possession, two counts of murder and five counts of attempted murder. Verder lezen →
The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at twenty- two (22) | Daily Herald
PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM)–As of October 10th, there were four (4) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; bringing the total active cases to sixty- three (63). The total number of confirmed cases is now seven hundred and seven (707). Verder lezen →
WILLEMSTAD–The Curaçao government announced reaching “a balanced result” with the Netherlands on the conditions for granting more coronavirus-related loans. The Caribbean Reform Entity (CRE) will reportedly get less power and its goal is not only to economise, but also invest in development. Verder lezen →
GEBE’s Wärtsilä generator being offloaded back in 2016 | File photo
PHILIPSBURG–The challenges facing the economy due to the COVID-19 crisis have not deterred utilities company GEBE from pursuing the purchase of a new engine, which the company said is necessary to help bolster its capacity. Verder lezen →
Demonstrators form a human chain along the length of Maho Beach on Sunday to protest a rumoured dolphinarium for Beacon Hill | Robert Luckock photo
MAHO–Some 200 persons gathered on Maho Beach Sunday morning to demonstrate against the rumoured dolphinarium project for Alegria Boutique Hotel in Burgeaux Bay, Beacon Hill, that could be the end-product of a process that involves issuing water rights and constructing a breakwater. Verder lezen →
THE HAGUE–The Committee for Financial Supervision CFT agrees with the decision of the Saba government to deduct the 2019 deficit from the general reserve. For the first time in years, the annual report of the public entity Saba showed a deficit of US $621,000 for reasons beyond its control. Verder lezen →
THE HAGUE–Member of the European Parliament Samira Rafaela of Dutch Caribbean descent has been nominated by the prestigious magazine Harper’s Bazaar Women Nederland for the 2020 Woman of the Year Awards. Verder lezen →
ST. EUSTATIUS–The 13th Emergency Ordinance, which went into effect on September 25, has extended the current 7:00pm to 6:00am curfew in St. Eustatius. The current ordinance will expire on Friday, October 2. Verder lezen →
THE HAGUE–The High Court in The Hague handed down its ruling in the case of Alegría Real Estate BV against the Timeshare Owners at Caravanserai Association (TOCA) and others on Friday, September 25. Verder lezen →
De heer Jerome Beeldsnijder, de waarnemend Gouverneur van Curaçao H.E. Michèle Russel-Capriles en de heer Ademar Doran
WILLEMSTAD–Curaçao’s Security Service VDC has a new director. Jerome Beeldsnijder was appointed per September 15 and recently made an introductory visit to Deputy Governor Michèle Russel-Capriles. Verder lezen →
PHILIPSBURG–President of the Windward Islands Chamber of Labour Unions (WICLU) Claire Elshot says the unions are and have always been ready to sit with the Council of Ministers in continuing discussions on moving forward. But they will not accept salary cuts. Verder lezen →
MARIGOT–Regional health agency ARS reports COVID-19 active cases are declining in St. Martin. In its health bulletin for the period September 14-20, active cases are reduced to 85, of whom 76 are in isolation at home and nine in hospital. Verder lezen →
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